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"One of the leading figures in the current
 renaissance of performer-composers"

The New York Times

 "One of the most refined of all pianist-composers"

—International Piano

“Michael Brown plays and thinks like a composer. I am deeply impressed by this composer-pianist’s inquisitive mind and refreshing spirit.”

– Sir András Schiff

Posted: Apr-9-2018
Latest News

On May 6, 2020, pianist-composer Michael Brown will perform the world premiere of his Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Strings with the Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A highlight of this year’s Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the May 6 concert is the first of two performances of the new work this spring: on June 6 Brown takes it to Wroclaw, Poland, where the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra will present the European premiere under the baton of Joseph Swensen. A joint commission from the two organizations, the concerto was written to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Posted: Feb-24-2020
Latest Recording

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35: Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): Touches (1981)

Michael BROWN (b. 1987): Chant and Fugue (2013); Thoughts (2015)

Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E flat major, Op. 35, 'Eroica Variations'

Posted: Apr-6-2018
Latest Acclaim

The Canellakis-Brown Duo—cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist Michael Brown—have been playing together for ten years and it shows. Their concert Tuesday night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center was a superb display of the kind of assured, responsive, sincere playing that is a pinnacle of chamber music performance yet is more often heard in jazz and other music than in classical.

— New York Classical Review
Posted: Mar-11-2020
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Posted: Mar-25-2019